North Nicosia airport «Ercan» (ECN) Transfers & Taxi

Free cancellation
and changes
Pay online
or in cash on-site
24/7 support in English
and licensed drivers
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Reviews ★★★★★ 4,6

How the service works

Choose the route and a car You can order a vehicle of any capacity — from a Micro for two to a 19-seater bus.
Complete the booking form
and choose a payment method
Select the pickup date and time, then choose a payment method. As soon as your booking is complete, you will receive an email with a voucher.
The driver meets you
with a nameplate at the airport
The driver will be waiting for you on site at the scheduled time. They will guide you to the car and take you to your hotel.

7834 reviews about transfer from North Nicosia airport «Ercan» (ECN) with an average rating of 4.6 / 5

We were greeted at the airport and got a swift and problem free journey to our destination. The driver was very nice, and we had a good car also. Conclusion, we are very pleased with the service. Many thanks! Joakim F
All good - our driver, Anthony, was early to collect us, helpful with our luggage, and pleasant to chat to en route to the airport. Would definitely recommend this service. Carole P
Professional and very friendly driver. Exceeded our expectations. Always helpful from the first minute. Thank you! Nuno Sequeira
Always available on call for any issue or assistance required. Cooperative staff, well-mannered driver and good quality of car. Yash Ayya
It was excellent, on time and the driver was amazing, made few needed stops and drove safely. Extremely recommended Micheline
Perfect professionnal ! On time ! Highly recommended ! Sunny de Saint Louis
Really good service. They were easy to work with, professional and stayed in contact with me until I got my taxi! Lawrence C
Stress-free transfer! We had some issues with luggage at the airport and which delayed us slightly, but the driver was more than happy to wait for us. Would recommend, great service. Sam
Excellent service. Got a car upgrade at no additional cost. Professional driver. Mike
All was perfect, uncomplicated and smooth transfer Frank Schreyger

Our partners

Fleet on routes from North Nicosia airport «Ercan» (ECN)

Budget For a couple or a family with a child.
Business class For comfortable business trips.
Spacious For groups of up to 19 people or large baggage.

Additional services

Available for an extra fee
depending on the route.
National geographic Drinking water
National geographic Child seats
National geographic Extra hour of waiting
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We will help you achieve your goals

Wait time if your flight is delayed 90 minutes of free waiting time at the airport.
Free cancellation
and changes
24 hours prior to the trip.
24/7 support
in English
Via phone call and online chat.


How do I find and book a transfer from/to North Nicosia airport «Ercan» (ECN)?

Specify the place of departure in the "From" field, and your destination - in the "To" field. You can choose the desired city, airport, train station, port, and hotel from the drop-down menu or enter the exact address of the place.

Click the button "View prices". Choose the suitable transfer class and click "Book" to proceed to the booking.

How far in advance should I book a transfer from North Nicosia airport «Ercan» (ECN)?

Minimum time of pre-order depends on the vehicle class.

If you want to book vehicles of Premium class or Minibus 10, 13, 16, 19 pax, you can make a booking not less than 24 hours before the trip.

If you choose standard types of vehicles (Micro, Economy, Comfort, Minivan 4 pax, Minibus 7 pax), transfer must be booked not less than 16 hours before its beginning.

If your trip starts later than the time given above, you can make an urgent booking. It will take some time for us to find a car. We will inform you as soon as possible if we can provide the service.

How do I know if my booking has gone through?

After you make your booking a taxi from North Nicosia airport «Ercan» (ECN), you will receive a confirmation email with a voucher containing your booking number and all the details of your journey.

If you have not received the email with the confirmation, please contact our manager by email at or in online chat.

What should I do if my flight to North Nicosia airport «Ercan» (ECN) is delayed?

As soon as you find out that your flight is delayed, please inform your driver by calling the phone number sent to you before, Kiwitaxi support manager via email or in online chat.

Provide the order number and the new arrival time.

How can I find my driver?

Important note: the driver will meet you with the sign showing your first and last names, which you specified during the booking.

If a pick-up place is an airport, the driver will meet you at the exit of arrivals area of the airport after you passed passport control and claimed baggage.

If a pick-up place is a hotel, the driver will wait for you in the hotel lobby.

Meet-up instructions are given in the voucher confirming your booking.


For any questions
Question on the existing booking
We are available 24/7

Transfers vs. Other Ways to Get from Nicosia Ercan Airport

Ercan Airport is located near Nicosia (Lefkosa), the capital of the Republic of Cyprus and of the partly recognized Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. It is possible to arrive at Ercan only with a transit in one of the Turkish airports: this air hub is domestic and does not serve direct international flights.  From here, tourists set off to the airports of Ayia Napa, Girne, Iskele, Karsiyaka, Limassol or can travel to the cities of Kyrenia, Larnaca, or Paphos. 

How to get from Ercan Airport to Nicosia or the other way round

It is around 25 km to Nicosia. In order to get there, one can use the following transportation options: 

— buses of the KIBHAS company. They depart from the airport to Nicosia and other cities of the northern Cyprus from approximately 08:10 to 00:30 every 1-1,5 hours  (specify the timetable for each city separately). The stop is right at the terminal exit, and tickets can be bought in advance on the company’s site or from a driver when boarding; 

— “dolmus” minibuses. They run with an interval of 10 minutes without a stable schedule. Tickets are sold by a conductor;

— taxi, which can be taken on the spot or ordered via the app on the smartphone;

— transfer booked online in advance. 

If you arrive late, it is better to book a transfer in advance or take a taxi: buses stop running by night, and minibuses schedule is unpredictable. 

Transfer vs. Taxi from Ercan Airport (taken on the spot or booked via the app)

Advantages of a private transfer

100% guarantee of the car arrival. You will not be able to use an international aggregator like Uber in the Northern Cyprus (nor in the South Cyprus). One can try booking a taxi with the help of the local app, nTAXI. But the users complain about a long search, an absence of available cars, and complexities when specifying an address. 

Leave the airport as soon as your flight arrives. There will be a lot of tourists wishing to travel by taxi, so you will have to spend some time in a line.  You should not wait for a driver: he/she monitors your flight arrival time and comes in advance.

No need to learn Turkish to book a car. To avoid long queues, tourists are recommended to book a taxi from the airport on the site. However, it is not quite convenient as the booking form is only in Turkish. Kiwitaxi site is available in 5 languages, including English, and an English-speaking support operates 24/7. 

Disadvantage of a private transfer

A bit more expensive. According to local tariffs, a taxi to Nicosia costs 30-50 euro, and to Girne  — 25–30 euro. Transfer to the Northern part of Nicosia will cost 40 euro, and to the southern part and Girne  —  45 euro.  

Transfer from Ercan Airport vs. Bus and Minibus 

Advantages of a private transfer

Travel even at night. Buses do not run after the midnight, and you should not rely on minibuses either: they do not have a stable timetable. 

Get to your hotel without changes. One can get  to Ercan Airport, only with a change. Will you want to make another change (this time from one bus to another) in order to get to your hotel? Transfer goes directly to your destination, and you can have a rest after the flight on your way. 

Much more comfortable. “Dolmus”  is translated as “full” from Turkish. Indeed, this small minibus will be crammed with people. Kiwitaxi means that “you will ride in a comfortable car, and no one will bother you”.

Disadvantage of a private transfer

Much more expensive. One bus ticket costs around 2-3 euro, and a dolmus ticket costs 1 euro.